Cover image: NCIOM Task Force on Essentials for Childhood March 2015

Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships and Environments to Prevent Child Maltreatment

Published March 2, 2015

NCIOM Task Force on Essentials for Childhood


The task force studied and developed a collaborative, evidence-based, systems-oriented, public health-grounded strategic plan to reduce child maltreatment and secure family well-being in North Carolina. This report summarizes the findings of the task force and the task force’s recommendations. Taken together, the recommendations of the task force will ensure North Carolina has a comprehensive, coordinated system to support child and family well-being.